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Master Politique Publique et Développement (PPD)


Jointly accredited by EHESS, ENS and École des Ponts-ParisTech, approved by the Paris School of Economics and supported by the Development Research Institute (IRD), the French Development Agency (AFD), the  Centre for Economic Research and its Applications (CEPREMAP) and the Jameel-Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL Europe), the PPD Masters programme trains specialists in the design, analysis and assessment of public action, in both developed and developing countries.


This programme develops skills in the assessment of public action in developed or developing countries, drawing on the resources of the Jourdan campus research labs (Paris-Jourdan Economics Research Unit and INRA’s Applied Economics Lab).


The programme provides a balanced mix of academic courses introducing the methodological and conceptual frameworks, primarily at M1 level, and specialist and applied courses at M2 level.
Special emphasis is placed on the acquisition of modern techniques of assessing public policy (microeconomic tools, quantitative methods,…).However, all the disciplines that contribute to providing an understanding and perspective on these will be tackled,history, political science, sociology, drawing on the skills of Government experts.
Most of the teaching staff are affiliated to CEPREMAP, to French government agencies or international organisations, and therefore play an active role in the design and evaluation of public policies.


The main career openings are:

  • Research and assessment positions in economics departments in France abroad:DARES at the Ministry of Employment, DREES at the Ministry of Health, DEP at the Ministry of Education, INSEE at the Ministry of Economics and Finance, AFD, OECD, IMF, World Bank Research Department, ODI, DFID, GTZ….

  • Research and assessment positions in government departments and institutions in developing countries (national companies, monitoring organisations, NGOs, etc.).

  • Academic positions in France and abroad, for example a postdoctoral post at the Paris School of Economics, for students who continue the programme beyond Masters level.

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